“Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wing in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?”

A good friend of mine suggested I start a blog to help put my thoughts down on paper and to share my strange twisted mind with other.  Honestly I’m not sure why anyone would want to read what goes on in my mind, but I suspect the ride will be worth the trouble.  Hopefully we all can get something out of it in time.

The first thing I think I should explain the title.  Order needs Chaos….what does that mean?  I mean seriously, who want’s chaos in their life.  Isn’t there enough Chaos without adding more?  Sometimes that Chaos pushes you in another direction that you didn’t consider before.  A direction that changes your life forever.

What does a butterfly flapping its wings have to do with a Tornado in Texas?  While one obviously cannot truly effect another, a series of seemingly random and chaotic events can play off of each other to create a major life changing event.  Or even a not so life changing event.  How about what does a Volcano erupting in Iceland have to do with meeting my wife and giving birth to an amazing little boy?  What would you say if I told you that Volcano erupting was one random event that changed the path of my life down a different road and led me to meet my wife.  Would you say that I was crazy, hindsight is 20/20, you can always see patterns once their formed?

Possibly all are true and then there are those that would say it doesn’t matter, because the outcome was already decided and the random events meant nothing in the overall plan.  Can we really know whether the events shaped the outcome or the outcome shaped the events?  My life  seems to me to be a convergence of chaos which has always had some sort of unforeseeable order too it.  Is there Order in Chaos…?  Does Order need Chaos to exist?   I’ll save those questions for the philosophers and scientists!


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